Apartment of French Designer Florence Baudoux

Parisian Apartment by Florence BaudouxPaint Shades of Gray and Beige

Gray can be anything but bland. Once a pigment is added to a mixture of black and white,it actually becomes a color.  The slight undertone to the color can make a significant difference.

Hints of purple, green or blue can be added in larger quantities  to gray and will produce cooler  shades of gray.  Adding colors such as red to gray will create a warmer paint tone.

Parisian Affair - Interview With Claudia Strasser

French DetailsParisian Affair – Interview With Claudia Strasser – Author of The Paris Apartment Blog , was featured in Luxe Magazine….

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When I have restoration projects, I’ll pop into Pariscope Antiques in Lake Worth for
anything from restoring a frame, to gold leafing to upholstery. Up the road a bit, I’ll
hit Revue Antiques in West Palm Beach for boudoir chairs and vanities. There’s always a
wonderful surprise around every corner.

I ALWAYS CARRY…

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World's Most Beautiful French Hardware

P.E. GuerinP.E. Guerin is the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, and the only metal foundry in New York City. The company was started in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin and is at the very location in Greenwich Village since 1892. Pierre Emmanuel Guerin was one of the pioneers in artistic metalwork in New York City. His work can still be found in various public buildings, and important residences throughout the city and the country.

“Our products can be found almost anywhere around the country,” says Martin Grubman, manager. “They’re in the White House, the Henry Ford Mansion (Read More...)

Borrow The Best Ideas For Your Home From French Decorator Jean-Louis Deniot

Jean-Louis DeniotDesigner Jean-Louis Deniot, is considered to be the best of the new generation of French Decoration, and yet Jean-Louis Deniot’s career began just 12 years ago. After launching his own firm in Paris in 2000, he expanded his design business just two years later with his sister, Virginie.  Since 2009, his firm has been counted as one the most prominent interior design firms by Architectural Digest (US), AD France, AD Spain, and AD Russia, and he is currently nominated in several prestigious selections of the Top 100 international interior design firms.

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How To Paint Black Furniture-A Dozen Examples Of Exceptional Black Painted Furniture

A Louis XV Gilt Bronze Mounted Black Lacquer Chinoiserie Commode.Black furniture has been one of the most popular furniture paint colors in history, and a close second is white.  Today, no other color comes close to these two basic colors which always seem to be a public favorite.

No matter what the style is, black paint has been fashionable choice for French furniture,and also for primitive early American, regency and modern furniture.   While the color of the furniture the same, the surrounds of these (Read More...)

Really Hot French Decorating Advice From Top Designer Charles Spada Part 2

Charles SpadaSpada continues to tell Veranda about the keys to great design, as he discusses flooring…..

4. Great Wood Flooring.   Spada highly recommends that a great floor is the foundation on which to build a room design.  Spada prefers unfinished wood floors.

Unfinished flooring often doesn’t have the gloss shine that many of the finished wood floors do.  When it comes to cost, unfinished hardwood flooring will be more expensive than (Read More...)

French Style Directoire Tables

French Style Directoire TablesCG Sparks sells this stunning iron and glass Accordion Side Table in Brass for only $169.  Inspired by the timeless accordion table, this table can function in any environment. A mirrored top creates a bit of sparkle while the brass finish makes a warm tone.

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Decorating Around The French Styles- Designer Alessandra Branca

Alessandra BrancaA European designer at heart, Alessandra Branca  incorporates antique designs into a mix of modern day elements for new takes on old world elegance.  The 16th through the 18th century is where she draws her inspiration, as she is an avid reader always looking for an opportunity for a new direction.   Her keen eye for color and a willingness to take risks on dramatic style is what is so interesting about her. Drawn to classic looks, her intuition kicks it up a notch with bold color palettes and contrasting designs.

“If you don’t love your things, it’s much better to (Read More...)